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Nick Dain

Mrs Su Mahon
Upgate Farm
Seething Norwich
Norfolk NR15 1EL
Tel: 01508 550497


East Anglian Jersey Cattle Club

Su’s 2015 Diary: July – October

The Royal Norfolk Show was held on the two hottest days of the year, temperatures reaching 36, luckily the trees overlooking the judging rings made conditions for judging much easier. We had as our Judge John Dickinson from Nottinghamshire and had eleven exhibitors the most we have had for several years.

John chose as his Champion Charles Reader’s Barnowl Visis and his Reserve Champion Ollie Dain’s Braymeadow Skye Shy Dawn, congratulations to all who exhibited, again it was lovely to see so many enthusiastic young members and seeing such well turned out cattle. Thursday saw the Interbreed classes, and Charles had the Interbreed pair with Barnowl Visis and Barnowl Viscount Victoria.

Also on the Thursday the Young Handlers were judged by the Any other Dairy Breed Judge Meurig James from Pengawse, Wales. There was a mix of Ayrshires and Jerseys, he had a difficult job with eighteen young handlers, all ages all trying to impress him! After much deliberation he chose Andrea Vale with her stylish Jersey heifer as his Champion and the winner of the East Anglian Jersey Cattle Club Shield, Jos Etteridge as his Reserve. The Interbreed Champion Young Handler was Luke Harris (member) with his Holstein with Andrea Vale as reserve. Well done to all the youngsters taking part, you did yourselves proud.

The Youth Weekend was held at Michael and Bev’s Pierrpoint farm, Judges were Nick Dain and Frank Poskitt. Our members did well, in the National Clipping competition Andrea Vale was first and James Bolderston third, in the Junior handler class A Molly Bolderston was second and in the Junior handler class B Charlie Bolderston was first and went on to be the Champion Junior Handler. The Intermediate handler class Josh Etteridge was first with Harry Bolderston second and Andrea Vale came third In the Senior handler class. Molly Bolderston won the Jersey Buckle presented by Nick each year.

The visit to the Moore’s Depwade herd went very well on the morning of the UKJ AGM. We had coffee and lovely cakes and biscuits when we arrived and then viewed the herd and their very impressive new cubicle shed, not quite finished, and Ralph then told us about the history of the herd(drinking more coffee!) and had amazing memorabilia of when his Father had started, really interesting. Our Jersey club also had memorabilia and I would like to thank Helen Reeve for setting it all out, it looked very impressive. I had been collecting and writing out what the club had been up to over the years I have been secretary, our members also lent items for display. I wonder how many clubs have their Minute books from the first meeting? A huge thank you to all Ralph’s family and his staff for such a good morning, over 70 attended and I still haven’t got over how many had come, some from quite a long way. The UKJ AGM went very well and again had over 40 attending, not bad for an area with so few herds and a huge thank you to all who came to support me when I was elected President of the Society. The Park Hotel was as always very good indeed nothing is too much trouble for them and I hear the accommodation was first class as was the meal. I would like to thank Emma Horn, secretary of UKJ for sorting the lunch, I just sent her the menus and left it to her!

Our local Aylsham Show the Champion Handler and Champion Calf was Chloe Bolderston. At the Norfolk Holstein Calf Show, open to all breeds the Jersey handled by Peter Prior’s daughter was the All breeds Champion. Stephen Etteridge has presented a Perpetual Trophy for the Coloured Breed Champion Handler and one for the Champion Calf and the winners will be given a small shield to keep.

At the beginning of October I went to the South West Dairy Show which I thoroughly enjoyed, nice to meet so many members and other interested people. Sarah Jarvis on the UKJ stand was busy with lots of enquires of all sorts. I next went to the All Breeds All Britain Calf Show mid October and was most impressed with the professionalism and enthusiasm of the young handlers. Rebecca Jarvis was the Young Handlers judge for the Colour Breed Showmanship on Saturday, Frank Poskitt judged the Jersey Colour Breed Calf classes on Sunday. It was lovely seeing our youngsters at the show and special mention to Charlie Bolderston for having the highest placed Jersey in the Junior showmanship class. Several of our members also paraded calves and congratulations to the Vale family who had the Champion Friesian. Nick Dain who has been stewarding for the youngsters for 29 years and was the Senior steward for the last eight years for the coloured breed section, he had decided it was to be his last show as he was retiring. Charles Reader after all the trophies had been awarded called Nick in to the ring, gave a speech thanking Nick for all he had done over the years and would be missed and presented him with a beautiful wooden bowl, he is also to receive later on, a three legged stool with a painting of a Jersey cow on top, all made by Frank Poskitt. A well deserved acknowledgement to Nick for his commitment to stewarding.

I would like to congratulate all our young members for showing the flag for the Jersey breed at the shows they attend and thank Caroline Bolderston (in case I get it wrong) for keeping me up to date on all the results.

My next visit was to Yorkshire for a day time meeting at the North East Jersey Club near Harrogate. I was made very welcome and knew several faces but couldn’t remember their names, that was soon sorted! I presented the trophies of which there were many, had a delicious lunch and came home!

Su Mahon (Club Secretary & Society President)

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